Briefly …

• ASHRAE has received a $510,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide guidance for designing and building healthier buildings with effective operation and maintenance programs that reduce exposure to toxics and asthma/allergy triggers. • The search is on for the Portland, Ore.

01/01/2007


• ASHRAE has received a $510,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide guidance for designing and building healthier buildings with effective operation and maintenance programs that reduce exposure to toxics and asthma/allergy triggers.

• The search is on for the Portland, Ore., office property with the best energy-efficiency rating. The challenge aims to identify the most energy-efficient office building in the Portland market and learn how each property can reduce its cost per square foot.

• The International Code Council will move its world headquarters to the heart of Washington, D.C., and into a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building.

• According to the “2007 AEC Industry Outlook: Strategy and Insight for Design & Construction Firms” from Natick, Mass.-based ZweigWhite, health care, higher education and water/wastewater will be among the hottest markets for design and construction firms in 2007.





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